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[woo l-ee-hed-id]
  1. having hair of a woolly texture or appearance.
  2. marked by fuzzy thinking; muddleheaded; dim-witted.
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Origin of woolly-headed

First recorded in 1640–50
Related formswool·ly-head·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for woolly-headed

Historical Examples

  • The woolly-headed one rolled his eyes in enjoyment of his sudden importance.

    The Luminous Face

    Carolyn Wells

  • The congregation was black and woolly-headed—Hottentots chiefly, I believe, though there may have been some Kafirs amongst them.

    Six Months at the Cape

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • They are woolly-headed, nearly black, and of almost dwarfish stature.

  • The woolly-headed race, and another resembling the Indian, are not uncommon.

  • Elegantly-dressed ladies in magnificent litters were borne by Sicambri in red livery, or by woolly-headed Ethiopians.